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    Prime London Property Turnover Down 33% In Election Run Up
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    Posted on: April 9, 2015

    The Conservatives, Labour and, more than ever, the minor political parties that may have a say in a future coalition are having an influence in prime property activity in London. Investors, homebuyers and even those who plan to sell look to be adopting a wait-and-see approach according to Sales and Lettings agents Kaye & Carey. […]

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    UK Property Hotspots In 2015
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    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    The first quarter of the year brings a mixed picture for the UK housing market. Property prices look to be taking a breather in London in contrast to commuter towns which are seeing a surge in demand for property. The UK property market as a whole is currently experiencing a slowdown with prices now slowing […]

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    onthemarket.com Nibbles At Zoopla Market Share
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    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Independent research from property search engine home.co.uk highlights that agents are experiencing a ‘dramatic reductions’ in marketing times when using new property portal onthemarket.com (OTM). Rightmove along with Zoopla have dominated the portal sector several years with the former still the go-to place for most prospective homebuyers to search for property. As a result, high […]

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    Is Conservative Right To Buy Pledge Misguided?
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    Posted on: March 26, 2015

    There are rumours that the conservatives are planning to win few votes from social housing tenants by extending Right to Buy. Right to Buy was part of the conservative government’s manifesto way back in 1979 when huge discounts on council houses were brought in to allow tenants to buy their own homes. This not only […]

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    The Hidden Problem With Service Charges
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    Posted on: March 17, 2015

    Most blocks of flats and some housing developments may require owners of individual properties to pay service charges. The idea is that the people living in the community pay towards things like, heating, lighting and the general maintenance of common parts. The arrangement to pay a service charge is usually set down in the terms […]

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    Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust Launches £100m Property Fund
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    Posted on: March 10, 2015

    Following the £58 million sale of its residential property portfolio to Grainger PLC, The Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust is turning its attention towards premium real estate in the UK. The Trust made the announcement on the new fund this month on the first stage of its plan to diversify its portfolio. While the sale of […]

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    How Does A Buying Agent Choose a Property?
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    Posted on: March 6, 2015

    Selecting the right property to invest in for a home or an investment is no easy task. It takes a degree of skill to select properties based on a whole variety of criteria, which is why a checklist can come in handy for professionals as well as home buyers and investors. Buying the wrong type […]

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    Do Ex Council Houses Make Good Investments?
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    Posted on: March 4, 2015

    Like them or not council houses are no longer seen as the poor person’s option as the shortage of properties in some areas of the UK means that they are in big demand particularly in London. Home ownership for many in the last century was a distant dream. A council house or flat was often […]

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    Will Manchester Devolution Close North South Property Market Divide?
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    Posted on: February 26, 2015

    Sir Richard Leese recently revealed plans to raise the bar for property developers with proposals for the future design and planning of housing in Manchester. This is just one potential impact, devolution is expected to have on the city over the next two years. Landlords in Manchester will be watching developments with interest as devolution […]